By Chris williams: Manny Pacquiao took to social media on Thursday to ask his loyal fans who he should fight next. He says he misses training, and wants to return to the ring soon for his next fight.
If Pacquiao faces the opponent that his fans select for him, he could be in over his head. If they pick someone a little too good like errol spence jr. or Terence Crawford, it might end badly for him.
There are likely opponents that the fans will be asking Manny to face next:
- amir khan
- Mikey Garcia
Pacquiao must choose wisely
Pacquiao has asked his boxing fans to pick his next opponent. He did this two years ago, and at that time the fans wanted to see him face Amir Khan. However, instead of Manny facing Khan, his promoters at Top Rank matched him against stable fighter Jeff Horn in July 2017 in Brisbane, Australia.
Spence or Crawford would be excellent options for Pacquiao
Fans are mostly telling Pacquiao that they want to see him fight IBF/WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. next. However, Spence has already offered shawn porter a rematch after narrowly beating him by a 12 round split decision on September 28.
Lightweight Vasiliy Lomachenko
Manny coming off win over Thurman
Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) is coming off of one of his biggest career wins in defeating unbeaten wba Super World welterweight champion (29-1, 22 KOs) by a 12 round split decision on July 20 on Fox Sports Pay-Per-View in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A lot of boxing fans thought Thurman, 30, would have too much youth for him, but Manny surprised him in winning by the scores 115-112, 115-112 for Pacquiao, and 114-113 for Thurman. Manny knocked Thurman down in round 1, and then later hurt him with a body shot in round 10.